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Windows 7/Vista Changes Tech's Future

Since Microsoft started to produce GUI-based operating systems, they have been responsible for helping the entire tech space. Redmond's operating systems and software have always been bloated, taking up more space than equivalent products from other companies. Much of the...

ITEXPO Image Collage From Microsoft

 Rex Backman Senior Business Development Manager at Microsoft was nice sent me over this image collage from ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami. The image was created with Microsoft Research's AutoCollage application and here is a larger PDF....

Why is IP Communications Thriving?

The TMC team never sleeps and as soon as yesterday had posted over a dozen interviews of some of the movers and shakers in the service provider and enterprise communications space. These interviews were from ITEXPO East 2009 which took...

Wireless Carriers Give up on New Services

Google recently released an application called Latitude which allows you to give your friends access to your whereabouts on a Google map. When I tried to download it on my iPhone I received a message saying it is coming soon....

8x8/Packet8 VAR/Reseller Party Tonight

Here at ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami I had a chance to speak with Bryan Martin the CEO of 8x8 the company behind the Packet8 VoIP service for consumers and SMBs. At ITEXPO last year in Los Angeles the company...

ITEXPO 2009 East Keynote John Frederiksen

  John Frederiksen, the General Manager of Microsoft's Response Point initiative sees tremendous potential in the SMB phone system space. He says the opportunity is very similar to the netbook market (which grows at 20%) and explains how five years...

Happy Birthday Response Point

AT ITEXPO East 2009 in Miami last night, Microsoft hosted a great dinner for bloggers and analysts. The conversation was lively and the networking as great as any event I have gone to. One comment of note was that Response...

RIM Milestones

Congratulations to RIM... A very special company responsible for helping transform the way the world works. I give the company tremendous credit for improving global productivity on a scale never seen before.RIM's creation of the email on the go...

Is Eric Schmidt Protecting a Google Monopoly?

Photo courtesy of NY Times Eric Schmidt seems to be everywhere but most often attached to the hip of President Obama. I have a simple question to ask. Many of us know Google is more or less a monopoly...

ITEXPO East 2009 Blog Roundup

Yesterday, a number of people blogged about ITEXPO and discussed what they will be doing at the show. It seemed like a good weekend project to assemble some of these posts in one place so you can join in the...

IBM, Microsoft, Apple, Google and Intel, The Real Earnings Story

You may have heard Intel and Microsoft missed their numbers but Google, Apple and IBM did well. Most people are trying to make sense of what is happening here. After all, to most financial analysts, these are all tech companies...

The Response Point Communications Opportunity in 2009

While there are many segments of the communications market which will do better than the overall economy in 2009, there is an important trend worth noting of you are trying to invest your money or resources in the space. The...

Come Meet the Thought Leaders at ITEXPO

One of the most important parts of any conference is the networking... The potential to meet and speak with thought leaders in numerous markets at one time in one place. This year's ITEXPO has more thought leaders than any prior...

Communications Must Go HD

Circuit switched telephony technology is now half a century old or so and it is the predominant way much of the world communicates. It is the lowest common denominator for all digitized communications. While consumers would never accept 1960s technology...

Good Posts on Nortel and Bankruptcy

I reported on the Nortel bankruptcy early today and just came across a good article on the matter. I say there is a good chance than Microsoft buys up the enterprise division of the company. At least Ballmer knows unlike...

Wireless Devices, Less is More

If you don't understand where Apple is going and shift, you are dead in the water Finally, someone gets it. This morning I was speaking to Carl Ford about how there was a wireless phone company who spoke condescendingly about...

Windows 7 Beta Review

One of the only reviews I have seen of Windows 7 Beta which is geared towards the telephony world comes from Alec Saunders. According to Alec, "7" missed some drivers but he was able to work through the problems or use...

Palm Pre, Game Changer or Dud?

We owe a great deal to Palm as it started a handheld computing revolution which eventually was eclipsed by smartphones. Years back at a TMC event one of the important comments I heard was that Palm saw RIM as the...

How to Make/Save Money With Communications Today

In my conversations with many in the telecom industry they tell me they are very excited about coming to ITEXPO next month in Miami. They explain, now is the best time to be at a communications show which not only...

Nortel Under Assault

In a number of my meetings with companies in the tech and telecom space over the last few years, they have told me they are aggressively targeting Nortel customers. This was before the talk of bankruptcy which will likely make...

Aspect Makes Performance Management Acquisition

Combined entity to provide enhanced performance management, coaching, employee review and workflow functionality Aspect has done a great job rolling up a number of call center companies and even in a slow economy is not letting up. In fact, the...

Look Out Google, Here Comes MSE360

Recently I came across a search engine which was new to me called MSE360. I tried it out and was impressed that a search engine I have never heard of could be so accurate. It is not perfect mind you...

Cuil: Lack of Money, Not Focus?

I have mentioned in the past that Google has a tremendous advantage in search over Microsoft and Yahoo because it is able to focus better as it has less going on. If that were true, now that Google has become...

iPhone Apps: First Microsoft and now HP

Is there no end to the Apple competitors developing iPhone apps? Moreover... Once the genie is out of the bottle, can they get it back in again. I think not. HP's latest photo printing app should be a quite useful...

The Why of the Storm

I have noticed the Blackberry Storm has improved a good deal over past weeks but this it seems is not enough to keep people from returning these handheld computers at a record clip. While it is impossible to know for...
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